Commissioner Vanessa Baugh, District Five

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Vanessa Baugh, District Five

Party Affiliation: Republican - Elected 2012

Phone: (941) 745-3703

Fax: (941) 745-3790

Email: vanessa.baugh@mymanatee.org

Mailing Address:
The Honorable Vanessa Baugh
P.O. Box 1000
Bradenton, FL 34206-1000

To schedule appointments, follow through on concerns, or obtain County information, you may contact Commissioner Baugh's assistant Vida Gordon by phone at (941) 745-3721 or email at vida.gordon@mymanatee.org.

Personal

Commissioner Baugh is originally from Virginia and moved to Florida in 1999. She and her husband, Don started Vanessa Fine Jewelry in 1999, which is located on Lakewood Main Street. They have four children and 10 grandchildren.

Education

Attended Tidewater Community College majoring in Business Administration
Gemological Institute of America

Community

  • Meals on Wheels, past board member
  • Lakewood Ranch Community Fund, past board member
  • Lakewood Ranch Kiwanis, past board member
  • Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance, past board member
  • Manatee Chamber of Commerce, past board member
  • Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, past board member
  • Small Business Council, past Chairman
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Council, past board member
  • Manatee County Republican Executive Committee

Hobbies

Fishing, boating, traveling

Public Service

Board of County Commissioners, Elected, November 2012

  • Member, 2012 - Present
  • Chairman, 2016
  • First Vice Chairman, 2015

Port Authority

  • Member, 2012 - Present
  • Chairman, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • First Vice Chairman, 2015
  • Third Vice Chairman, 2013-2014

Sarasota Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization

  • Member 2015-present
  • Chairman, 2018
  • Vice Chairman, 2017

Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council - 2019

Civic Center Authority

  • Member, 2012-2014
  • First Vice Chairman, 2013-2014

Community Redevelopment Agency

  • Member, 2012-2014

Tourist Development Council

  • Chairman, 2014-2015